Nigerian comedian Debo Adebayo better known as Mr. Macaroni has revealed that while he was in custody, police took turns to beat him because he is ‘Mr Macaroni’.
Popular Nigerian online skit maker, Mr Macaroni, took to his verified Twitter account to reveal the ordeal he faced when he was arrested by the Police during one of the #EndSARS protests.
It would be recall, follow the Lekki tollgate shooting on October 20, 2020 many Nigeria took to social media to kick against the reopening of the tollgate based on the claim that justice should be served on the person that order the shooting before government should take the recommendation of reopening
Meanwhile, Mr. Macaroni was among people who stand against the decision of reopening the gate and staged a protest where police arrested and subsequently picked up among 40 other protesters and apprehended for defying the Lagos State directive against the protest.
However, the skit maker and other protester got arraigned on the charges of bordering on flouting the COVID-19 protocol on public gatherings and ‘breaking an order not to protest’ and they were granted bail with a sum of N100,000 each
Meanwhile, the funnyman take to his twitter page today to revealed what he was faced off with while in police custody adding that he will take the case to court
In a series of tweets he said The majority of Police officers are just there to steal, rob, harass, brutalise and oppress the people. Adding that imagine him that’s well known being harassed and got beaten by the police who will thought about thousand of unknown Nigerian being brutalized
“That very day, I swore never to stop using my platform to call out the evil that the Police do. If they can do that to someone people know, imagine what they do to hundreds of thousands of unknown Nigerians.
”We are in court though. We filed since last month; Aluta Continua. When I was at Adeniji police station, the police officers took turns to beat me up. They were even calling themselves to come and beat ‘Mr Macaroni’
“They said in my life when next I hear police, I will run! One said if not that people would ask about me, he would have killed me. I should promote the same police institution that oppresses Nigerians? The majority of Police officers are just there to steal, rob, harass, brutalise and oppress the people. We see it happen every day.
“You swore an oath to protect, yet you kill and destroy. Zero conscience! Every day, there is always one negative report or the other about the Nigeria Police.”